June 23: An Evening with John Voigt

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 23, we have an extended open mic where readers will have the opportunity to perform alongside reknowned jazz bassist Jon Voigt who will also play accompanying "word-sound solo pieces" as part of his visit.

John Voigt has had performances with figures such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Keith Jarrett, Bill T. Jones, Allen Ginsberg, Captain Kangaroo, Tuli Kupferberg of the Fuggs, Jemeel Moondoc, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.  He has also performed in numerous Broadway musicals and taught the Massachusetts College of Art, and Boston Arts Academy. He currently serves as Librarian/Archivist for Berklee College.

Voigt has served on the Board of Overseers for the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. Prose published by American Library Association, Black American Literature Forum, International Society Of Bassists, Macmillan, MIT Press , Oxford University, Scarecrow Press, C. Scribner's Sons. Prose-poetry published by Olympia Press. Currently editor of Qi Encyclopedia.